On January 20th, Dr Mariano Provencio, Chief of the Oncology Department at Hospital Puerta de Hierro and President of the Spanish Lung Cancer Group, inaugurated the Translational Cancer Research Workshop, which took place over a weekend at the Hotel Los Tilos located in the town of Beteta, Cuenca.
The meeting is part of the research project CLARIFY (Cancer Long Survivors Artificial Intelligence Follow Up), funded by the European Commission with 4.8 million euros and coordinated by Hospital Puerta de Hierro (Majadahonda). The initiative seeks to improve the quality of life and well-being of long-term cancer survivors through the use of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to predict the risk of breast, lung and lymphoma cancer patients developing side effects and toxicities of the treatments.
With te objective of reducing mortality and improving the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, fifteen basic and clinical researchers from the Institute for Biomedical Research Puerta de Hierro – Segovia de Arana have met in Beteta. For two days, researchers have shared scientific findings, translating them into information that can be used to improve cancer treatments, making them more effective and specific to the individual needs of each patient.
During the meeting, Dr. Provencio explained that the recent greats breakthroughs in oncology are the result of the integration between basic and clinical research that allows for an immediate clinical application that directly benefits patients.